Not a Drop to Drink

Written By: Mindy McGinnis

Not a drop to drink

“Lynn was nine the first time she killed to defend the pond, the sweet smell of water luring the man to be picked off like the barn swallows that dared to swoop in for a drink.” (McGinnis ,1)
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Would you kill to survive.....

Summary of the book

Living in a post apocalyptic world Lynn a young child is left to fend of on her own after her mother dies. Life was easy for Lynn until her mothers death. With a injured leg Lynn tries to Bury's her mother to keep the coyotes away, after giving up she cremates her mother and goes on with trying to survive. Stebbs the only other face she can name becomes a father like figure to Lynn.And also becomes a sense of protection to Lynn after the death of her Mother. Later in the book Lynn stumbles across a group of refugees and against her better judgement takes in five-year-old Lucy, whose innocence and trusting nature changes Lynn’s perception of the world and befriends her uncle. And has sort of a romance relationship going with him.Later Lynn is surprised for the feelings she feels for her new family and realizes that survival is not enough for her anymore.

Praises....

A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. — Kirkus Reviews


A brutally beautiful debut, not to be missed. NOT A DROP TO DRINK is an unwavering story with incredible drama, danger, and power. This writer is for real. — Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series

Not a drop to drink would definitely be considered a "Coming of Age" Book. The Main Character Lynn goes through a lot of hardships and tribulations that many don't go through. When Lynn loses her mom she loses sense of security but also learns the value of family. “Lynn was nine the first time she killed to defend the pond, the sweet smell of water luring the man to be picked off like the barn swallows that dared to swoop in for a drink.” (McGinnis ,1) this quote shows that when Lynn was young she had taken a life which no child could do. Also after her mother dies Lynn goes on with her life she protects the lake and hunts and gets her own food. after about a week the only person that Lynn knows besides her mom shows up to give her advise. And after all that Lynn takes in a group of survivors and helps them, and shows them the right way
As a Teenage girl Lynn goes on surviving after her mothers death the Readers feel emotions for her and her loses....
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Join the millions of fans today as they read through and follow Lynn on her journey through a post apocalyptic world where survival is the most important.

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